Flushing, NY: Patronal Feast Day of Holy Annunciation Church - 04/16/19
On Sunday, April 7, the great feast of the Annunciation of the Most Holy Theotokos, the eponymous church in Flushing, NY celebrated its patronal feast day
Brooklyn, NY: Faithful receive Sacrament of Holy Unction in New Martyrs & Confessors of Russia Church - 04/16/19
On April 14, the Sunday of Venerable Mary of Egpyt, the Sacrament of Holy Unction was served in the Church of the New Martyrs & Confessors of Russia in Brooklyn, NY
New York City: Bishop Nicholas leads Reading of Great Penitential Canon in Synodal Cathedral - 04/13/19
The fifth week of Great Lent sees a Matins service that has come to be known as the "Standing of St. Andrew." During this service, for the only time throughout the year, the Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete is read in its entirety
Howell, NJ: Diocesan Council holds Regular Meeting after Lenten Retreat - 04/12/19
On Wednesday, April 3, after the conclusion of the annual Lenten Retreat held at St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in Howell, NJ, the Eastern American Diocesan Council held its quarterly meeting.
Washington, DC: Grace-Filled Days in St. John the Baptist Cathedral - 04/08/19
On April 1-3, three priests from St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Washington, DC – Archpriest David Pratt, Priest Alexander Resnikoff, and Priest Damian Dantinne – took part in the annual Great Lenten Retreat for clergy of the Eastern American Diocese, held at St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in Howell, NJ.
Brooklyn, NY: Bishop Nicholas performs Sacrament of Holy Unction in Holy Myrrhbearers Church - 04/08/19
On March 31, the Sunday of the Cross, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan led the Sacrament of Holy Unction in Holy Myrrhbearers Church in Brooklyn, NY.
Faces of the Diocese
Honolulu, HI: Miraculous Healing of Custodian of Myrrh-Streaming Hawaiian-Iveron Icon of the Mother of God - 03/28/19
Over two and a half months ago, Subdeacon Nectarios Yangson was rushed to the emergency room several times in the span of two days with an incredibly high sugar count of 651, the root cause being a negative physical reaction to a steroid medication prescribed to him after his two-month-long bout with pneumonia.
The Canonization of the New Martyrs by the Council of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia in 1981 – How It Happened - 03/13/19
The decision to canonize the Russian martyrs of the 20th century was made in principle by the Council of Bishops in 1971 when, in response to a multitude of appeals by parishes abroad, and clergy and faithful in the USSR, the bishops of ROCOR adopted a resolution stating, "The Council of Bishops kneels in piety before the holy struggle of the Russian New Martyrs and consents to their glorification."
"A Procession of the Cross to Another Continent:" An Interview with Archpriest George Zelenin - 03/05/19
September in Moscow was uncharacteristically sunny and warm. Archimandrite Roman (Krassovsky) of Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY – one of 34 members of a delegation from the Russian Church Abroad accompanying the Kursk Root Icon to Russia in 2009...
Priest Job Watts: "The Orthodox Christian Should be the Funniest Man in the Room" - 03/05/19
This fall, I got to visit the American South for the second time in my life. Last year, I was in the Greater Atlanta Area, and this time I was in the parish of St. Nektarios of Pentapolis in Lenoir City, TN.
Palm Sunday Plate Collection - 04/12/19
Reminder to all rectors of the Eastern American Diocese to conduct a plate collection on Palm Sunday to benefit the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem. Donations should be sent directly to the Synodal Headquarters at 75 East 93rd Street, New York, NY 10128.
"Religious Freedom in Ukraine?" – Statement by Clergy of Long Island & Hudson Valley Deanery - 03/30/19
It is with heavy heart that the clergy of the Long Island & Hudson Valley Deanery of the Eastern American Diocese of ROCOR writes this statement. We, the clergy of the deanery, are comprised of loyal American citizens, living and working in the United States...
Palestine: Pilgrimage & Work Trip to Benefit Bethany Orthodox School Planned - 03/28/19
With the blessing of the diocesan hierarchs, a work trip is being organized to aid the Community of the Resurrection of Christ in Bethany, Palestine, on July 13-22.
New York: Conference on Translation & Hymnography in Memory of Monk Joseph (Lambertsen) to take place in Synod of Bishops - 03/21/19
On Saturday, May 11, from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, a conference on Translation and Hymnography in Memory of Monk Joseph (Lambertsen) will take place in the Synod of Bishops in New York City.
Appeal by Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York to Parish Rectors, Directors, Teachers of Parish, Sunday Schools - 03/18/19
With our blessing and within the framework of the current program "School Piggy Bank," for the fourth year in a row, St. Prince Vladimir Youth Association, alongside with the Synodal Youth Department, is organizing financial assistance for children with special needs...
New York City: Synodal School of Liturgical Music announces 2019 Summer Session July 14-27 - 03/11/19
The Synodal Summer School of Liturgical Music will be holding its annual session at Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY from July 14-27, 2019.
2019 Visitation Schedule of the Icon of the Mother of God "Softener of Evil Hearts" in the Eastern American Diocese - 03/08/19
With the blessing of His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, the Icon of the Mother of God "Softener of Evil Hearts" will remain in the Eastern American Diocese until April 30. The Icon’s visitation schedule is available to our readers...
Chosen One of the Mother of God
"The 20th Anniversary of Jose’s Murder" – On the 19th Annual Pilgrimage to the Grave of Jose Muñoz-Cortes
The Iveron Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos "Portaitissa" and the Myrrh-Streaming "Montreal" Icon of the Iveron Mother of God
Protodeacon Serge Arlievsky: "Consequences of the 1917 Revolution - Russians in the Lower Hudson Valley"